Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 165 pages
Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. It shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic and Reformist genre, but one rooted in, and in dialogue with, traditional Catholic culture.
 

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Contents

Revenge and the Melodrama of Mourning
27
Mourning Antonio s Revenge and Pauls Theatre
75
Remembering the Dead in The Revengers Tragedy
97
Conclusion
145
Index
159
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Thomas Rist, PhD, is Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He has published widely on Renaissance drama and is the author of one previous book: Shakespeare's Romances and the Politics of Counter-Reformation (1999).

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